Space Survival

To survive the ravages of space, astronauts could, in the future, be genetically engineered, Technology Review writes.

"Let's be clear. No one is trying to grow an astronaut in a bubbling vat somewhere," says Tech Review's Antonio Regalado. But, he notes, that bits of science fiction are looking closer to reality. 

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.